Rainbow Mentors

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***Application deadline extended to Friday, June 26th!***

We’re excited to share that the 2020 Rainbow Mentors Program has officially launched! The program will pair LGBTQ mentors and mentees for six months of professional development and networking. 

To apply to become a mentor or mentee, please click here!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is there a deadline to apply?
A: Yes, the deadline to apply is Friday, June 26th!

Q: What is the time commitment?
A: Mentors and mentees will be asked to meet at least once every month. The program will begin with a “Match Day,” where we will announce which mentor will be paired with which mentee. Paired folks will draft a personalized mentorship agreement, in which they will lay out the terms of their partnership. These agreements will lay the foundation to successfully develop a strong mentor/mentee relationship.

Q: Do I have to work in the Capitol Building or Third House to apply?
A: No! To apply, you only need to be a member of the Association. Anyone that has an interest in California public policy and the professional development of LGBTQ+ identified folks can be a member* of the Capitol LGBTQ Association.

* To become a member, head to https://capitollgbtq.org/membership/.

Q: I’m not sure if I’m ready to be a mentor, but feel like I have too much experience to be a mentee. Should I still apply?
A: Yes! There is a section where you can select that you’d like to apply as both a mentor and mentee.

Q: How will mentors be paired with mentees?
A: A panel of three board members will review the applications and match based on how mentors and mentees best support one another’s professional goals.

If you still have more questions, feel free to email capitollgbtq@gmail.com.